And Then I got a Job

Little Miss A getting confident in swimming!

It’s been a few weeks since I got a job offer and even longer since I applied for a job or two. But I’m better at being a cheerleader for my kids then for myself. And honestly it’s kinda weird getting a job that actually pays for a change… I mean it’s been 10 years since my last paycheck?

I think it’s important to recognize that this isn’t my first job in 10 years because being a stay at home parent is a dang hard, full time job. And besides being a stay at home mother for 3 beautiful and busy children I have been doing side work to keep me current or up to date as best I can sitting on the sidelines for the traditional work force.

For those of you new to my blog, I am an advocate for autism, I am a children’s book author, I have books in the Indiana library system, I teach Sunday school, I am on a state board for pediatric emergency preparedness for Michigan, and I’m on a national board for pediatric/special needs emergency preparedness.

My first Picture Book!

So when I say I was a stay at home mom, I was kinda lying 😏 and just because I haven’t had a paycheck from a boss in years… That doesn’t mean I haven’t been working.

Putting all of that aside, I’m excited to say that I’m ready to “go back to work”. Honestly I never planned on being a homemaker. Do I have a problem with homemakers? Absolutely not, it’s hard work. I just hadn’t put it in my personal plans. I wanted to be a mother and I wanted to be a teacher.

But life loves to throw those curve balls don’t they? And some of the curve balls thrown at me included autism, sensory processing disorder, echolalia, speech delays, pediatric asthma, ADHD, etc. Long story short, my kids needed me at home and no success outside of the home can make up for success needed within.

Doughnut Day!

So I prayed and followed the promptings. And then I prayed again and followed those promptings until one day I was lead to look at job listings somewhere I had never considered and it all sort of fell into place. God knew my heart and knew I have been patiently and not so patiently waiting to be told I can do something outside my home and when my kids were ready God put me where I needed to be next.

How do I know this was God’s doing? Because my children are being taken care of and they are thriving. I am happy where I’m working and I feel needed where I am.

So there’s my little life update- I got a job. Oh, where am I working? At a preschool. I’m a lead toddler teacher. I snuggle babies, teach them how to wash their hands, hold a cup and how to share. And as soon as they can do these things, they get to move up to the big toddler room 💜



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